Friday, September 18, 2015

Trivia Bits 18 September


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English leading lady Googie Withers (pictured), a long-time resident of Australia with her husband John McCallum, starred in the wartime 1941 film One of Our Aircraft is Missing and in the 1944 film On Approval.

Niccolò Da Conti, a Venetian merchant who travelled around the Indian Ocean for 25 years in the early 15th century, was made to relate an account of his travels as a penance for converting to Islam.

The 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower was directed by the novel's author Stephen Chbosky and starred Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.

Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, love, prosperity both material and spiritual, fortune, and the embodiment of beauty and is the wife of Vishnu.

Within the law, to arraign means to call someone before a court to answer a charge and generally has the format that the accused person (defendant) is addressed by name; the charge against the accused person is read, including the alleged date, time, and place of offense and with the accused person is asked formally how he or she pleads.

As at June 2015, premier league club Arsenal has played most FA Cup Finals with 12 victories followed by Manchester United with 11.

The 1994 comedy crime film Mission to Moscow was the seventh and final movie in the Police Academy movie series with George Gaynes, Michael Winslow and David Graf the only three cast members to appear in all seven films.

Rosa Campbell Praed was an Australian novelist and playwright who wrote chiefly in England and whose portrait of her friend Oscar Wilde can be found in her 1885 Affinities.

The desert covering the most area in Australia is the Great Victoria Desert covering an area of 348,750 sqkms/134,650 sqmi from the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia to the Gawler Ranges in South Australia.

A four-sided geometric shape that has no parallel lines is known as a trapezoid.

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